Social Studies Education

School of Education

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Program Types

Earn an M.Ed. and/or Certification in Social Studies Education

This program is designed to allow students seeking certification in secondary areas to attain a master’s degree concurrently. The degree is not required for certification, and individual requirements for certification may vary based on academic experience. The program must be planned with an adviser to ensure that degree and/or certification requirements are satisfied.

If you have a bachelor's degree in any subject area, you are eligible to apply to Arcadia's School of Education and prepare for a career in education.

Attend Part- or Full-Time

You can complete the program part- or full-time, with evening classes offered 4:30-10 p.m. Monday through Friday during each 14-16 week semester. There are also a few online courses. Simply choose how many courses you'd like to register for each semester with the help of your academic adviser.

Full-time status for graduate students is nine or more credit hours per semester. Most students register for at least two courses a semester, allowing them to complete a master's degree and/or teacher certification within 18 to 24 months.

Become a Certified Teacher

The master’s degree is not required for certification. Certification requirements may vary based on your academic experience. See Certification.

Customize Your Program

You also have the option of customizing your master’s program by including one or more Arcadia certificates or a credential.